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HIPAA Breach Notification
September 23, 2009 Effective Date

New HIPAA requirements for identifying and notifying clients of breaches of unsecured, patient-identifying information are effective as of September 23, 2009.  Basic information about the privacy breach notice standards is contained in the Legal Defense Fund article, HITECH HIPAA for Social Workers, available at https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200903.asp.  The complete text of the Interim Final Regulations is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-20169.pdf

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